Category: indie-publishing

Question: How would you suggest getting past the dreaded “we do not accept unsolicited material” notice?

It’s really simple: you send a query letter. Companies DO NOT want to see your screenplay; that is the “unsolicited material” they don’t accept. They’ll accept query letters all day long. Do your due diligence: find out who you contact, and send your query letter specifically to that person (or department). That’s the professional way …

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How can I send manuscripts or drafts of my book to publishers without having the fear of my ideas/writing getting stolen?

First and foremost, you DO NOT send an unsolicited manuscript to anyone. All they’ll do is just throw it in the trash; no reputable company accepts unsolicited material. Second, you DO NOT contact publishing companies. No reputable publishing firm accepts non-vetted material.

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Why do writers still need publishing companies, when you can self publish?

Writers don’t need publishing companies. They haven’t needed publishing companies for more than a decade. Writers also shouldn’t self-publish. With the maturation of the indie publishing community, there are professionals (the exact same professionals who work for publishing companies) who can help any anyone with a manuscript go from writer to author.

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